Rain Gear for Camping

DON’T LET BAD WEATHER GET IN THE WAY OF YOUR TRIP!

If you’re camping in the rain, you’ll need a good quality waterproof jacket and a pair of waterproof trousers, as well as a pair of waterproof boots, and you’ll first need a rainproof shelter.

Camping in the rain and sleeping in a tent. The sound of raindrops falling from the top of your tent/canopy and the comfort of a warm, dry sleeping bag after a long day on misty trails is a nice experience.

Being comfortable all day means having the right gear, but luckily there is plenty of affordable camping gear available on the market now and Powtegic has prepared for the occasion.

Protect your gear with a proper weatherproof or even waterproof backpack. When it comes to rain, don’t trust your usual hiking backpack. To ensure that your key gear – sleeping bag, change of clothes, food, any electronic equipment, medical or emergency supplies – stays completely dry when camping in the rain, you need to stuff everything into a waterproof bag, even if it’s all in your so-called waterproof tent.

If you are hiking, we recommend that you use a lightweight dry bag to fit in your hiking bag. If you use separate dry bags for packing individual items in a modular way, this will also help you get to camp as you will only need to remove one dry bag at a time. Your spare items will still be kept dry in their own bag, rather than opening a backpack full of rainwater.

Modern camping tarps are light and easy to carry. Learn several different ways to lay a tarp and use these to protect your tent, extend your porch area or create a whole new covered area for cooking or socializing. If you are camping on wet ground, you can use a tarp as a floor mat under your tent to prevent moisture from entering through the floor. However, make sure the tarp doesn’t stick out from the edges or it will collect moisture and cause more problems than it solves.

Whether you’re hiking on miles of wet ground or just taking a few steps from a campsite, wet ground is slippery. A fall on wet ground can lead to serious injury at worst, and in less bad but still not terrible situations, leave you soaked and muddy. As well as making sure you have running shoes or hiking boots with good grip, use trekking poles to make you more stable, especially on wet rocks or when crossing streams.

Sometimes, even the best-laid plans end up getting us wet. In warm weather, this may not feel like a big deal, but once you’re soaked through you can cool down pretty quickly. If possible, get into your tent and also take a hot shower and change into spare clothes, or if you don’t have any spare clothes, strip off and crawl into your sleeping bag.

Remember what your mum told you: don’t pile up your wet clothes at the end of your bed or in your sleeping bag. Hang them up under the canopy to dry. If you give yourself a proper drink of hot water to replenish your heat.

Rain can absolutely ruin an amazing camping trip if you’re not prepared for it. Damp gear, water in your tent, a fire you can’t light and much more can create a cold desire to go home and never come back. However, on the other hand, if you’re well prepared, camping in the rain can range from a mild distraction to a real treat, or even a welcome challenge. Powtegic, be prepared for every camping trip you take!

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